Second Cycle


The PIAAC 2nd Cycle of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) is taking place from 2018-2024 with the participation of over 30 countries/economies. Data collection will take place in 2022-2023 and the results will be published on 10 December 2024.


PIAAC 2nd Cycle


Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (England), United States

A new round of data collection during the Second Cycle is planned to be implemented in 2024-2029. More information is available in our brochure in English, French or Spanish.

What is measured?

In the PIAAC 2nd Cycle, skills in three domains are measured:

  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • adaptive problem solving

To learn more about the skills assessed and design features of the Survey in the 2nd Cycle, click here.

Project timeline 

PIAAC Cycle 2 Timeline (revised due to Covid-19 pandemic)